The history of the race, and each individual’s experience, are thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.
— Mark Twain
According to the local NBC affiliate, Chicago has seen a 17% increase in the use of machine guns in crime...machine guns that were purchased legally at gun stores in Indiana.
OK…one more time: Machine guns have been tightly regulated by federal law since 1934. One CANNOT just walk into a gun store in any state in the Union, show a fake ID, plop down the money and walk out with a machine gun.
I could give the this story the benefit of the doubt and just assume that it’s based on ignorance, but the involvement of the ATF and the fact that they blatantly depicted the firing of machine guns, even to the point of allowing the reporter to shoot one to demonstrate how difficult to control they are, leads me to believe that this was an intentional, bald faced, lie of a story.
They are AGAIN trying to convince the ignorant public that the “assault weapons” that were the target of the 1994 ban on scary looking cosmetic features, and that are the target of similar legislation today, are military, fully automatic, assault rifles.
And they are lying.